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October 3, 2011

Amazon.com Hot New Pet Book Release -- Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean

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Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by The New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean is the well-researched story of the line of related German Shepherd dogs featured in 20th century fictional stories on film, radio and television. The story spans 90 years and 11 generations of Rin Tin Tin descendants, providing a fascinating history of the rise of Hollywood, dogs in film and war, and the animal-human bond.

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The true saga begins back in France near the end of World War I, when an American soldier, Lee Duncan, discovered a newborn German shepherd in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel. Mr Duncan brought "Rinty" back to Calfornia, taught him tricks and successfully launched him on a motion picture and radio career. Rin Tin Tin has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1623 Vine St.

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Baby Boomers will remember The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, an ABC television series which ran from October 1954 to May 1959. It usually starred Rin Tin Tin's descendant, Rin Tin Tin IV, in the lead role.

For a review of Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, head over to The Dog Who Never Died | npr books

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